David Ringler

Profile Updated: November 16, 2015
David Ringler
Residing In: Walnut Creek, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Marion Elaine
Occupation: Retired
Children: Matthew, 1974, married, no children; culinary consultant, Kona-Kailua, Hawaii

Philip, 1976 More…(same mo./day as Matt!), single, no children; MFA, professional fine arts photographer, Canton, China
Military Service: U.S. Navy, LT., one tour Viet Nam  
Yes! Attending Reunion

Received a Bachelor of Journalism (Science Writing) from U. of Missouri School of Journalism; drafted same day I graduated; became Naval officer and served on Hawaii-based destroyer with one tour, Viet Nam, remainder spent training other ships going into combat. Worked as science writer for Pfizer pharmaceutical co. in New York, then recruited to Washington, D.C. to work with Congress for trade association. Then recruited to San Francisco to McKesson, Inc. to later direct company's government and community relations programs.
Ended career in electronics industry in Silicon Valley in investor relations. Retired at 59. Volunteered for Red Cross (did Katrina, Hurricane Rita, San Diego wildfires, etc.) for 7 yrs. Co-founded and served as executive director of Patriots Jet Team Foundation (www.pjtf.org), a non-profit aerospace-based youth education organization for 5 years.
My wife, Marion is an incredible lady, a five ft. dynamo who joins me in travel worldwide. She's also a champion nester. In spring 2012 weeks had beautiful dinner in Montreaux with Bob Hellweg and his new Swiss Miss wife. Shared Bloomington Rocket Club stories. Cruised on San Francisco Bay with Hellwegs in 2015.

School Story:

Lots. I hung out with Bob Kommers, Marty Faggetti, Randy Vincent, Bob Hellweg, Bob Alikonis. We ran a slate of four for senior class officers and won three. Now THAT was fun, running against the machine. In all, really enjoyed my days at BHS and liked the kids there.

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